The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Tuesday night, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, conservators opened a box that was buried beneath the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in 1795. Show More Summary
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The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. The Twitter feed @bldgblog recently shared some of these images of...Show More Summary
Three off-duty city employees were arrested in a 3½-hour span early Saturday, including an NYPD school safety agent who beat up a woman over something she wrote on Facebook.
The Vault is Slate’s history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. These tree maps, commissioned by the United States Census and published in 1884, were compiled at the direction of dendrologist and horticulturist Charles Sprague Sargent. Show More Summary
Cristiano Ronaldo has 102 million followers on Facebook, another 34.5 million on Twitter, and people seem generally quite interested in whatever he gets up to. Ahead of Portugal's clash with Serbia, Ronaldo has had a haircut. There's a big line through his hair where there wasn't before. Show More Summary
Think Facebook can get nasty? Then try Burnbook, a popular app where users are anonymously posting gossip about colleges and high schools—and creating serious trouble, Vocativ reports. Just this month, Burnbook posts have triggered at least 12 police investigations involving high school students, including alleged gun threats, bomb threats,...
Cristiano Ronaldo is sporting a new haircut. With 102 million likes on Facebook, and plenty more followers on a host of other social networks, we expect this to be big news across the globe. See Ronaldo’s new haircut on the Tweet below. Meanwhile, Ronaldo is scoring fine goals in Portugal training ahead of the Euro […]
Well, those were the longest 8 seconds of many Patriots fans' lives. Tom Brady uploaded a video to Facebook on Saturday in which he jumps off the top of a waterfall and plunges down in slow motion (with dramatic background music forShow More Summary
The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. During (and after) World War I, British folklorist Edward Lovett made a point of collecting examples of lucky charms and amulets that soldiers had carried to war. Show More Summary
Shannon Allen, the wife of Sgt. 1st Class Mark Allen, posted a scathing message on her Facebook page about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, charged this week with desertion by the Army. Mark Allen was paralyzed by an enemy sniper's bullet while searching...Show More Summary
Take it from Groupon: When a product you're selling resembles a sex toy, your best bet is to play innocent. After posting a link on Facebook to a product called the "Banana Bunker," Groupon was swarmed with commenters making sex jokes...Show More Summary
Many investors expected the social media king’s revenue would rise due to video ads -- but this much?
Three people from high school, two guys from college, a former colleague, and a woman you went to summer camp with can’t stop praising it on Facebook. Your Twitter feed is full of people raving about it, and it’s starting to fill up with other people teasing those people for raving about it. Show More Summary
Sean Hayes and his husband Scott Icenogle channeled their inner Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson in a bit of lip-dubbing this week on Facebook. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP... So, there's this. Posted by Sean Hayes on Thursday, March 26, 20...
The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, gathering funds for his proposedShow More Summary
Showing an interest in something and being willing to pay for it are two very different things.
A research team from McGill University's computer science school has published a paper that demonstrates a way of creating as many fake "Likes" on Facebook as you want without using a botnet or an army of spammers. The team says, inShow More Summary
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks like he's having an enjoyable offseason. In a post on his personal Facebook page Saturday morning, Brady showed video of himself taking a big jump into the water during a recent trip to Costa Rica. He added the following comment: "Never doing that again! #AirBrady The jump is estimated at about 40 feet.